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Posted on June 29, 2020

All guests must wear a face covering while visiting the Fort Heritage Precinct. Click HERE for more information.

 

Please note that we will be closed to the public on October 31st, 2020 for our All Hallows’ Eve Event. Visitor Information, Gift Shop services, and Tours will not be available on this day.

 

The Fort Heritage Precinct is

Re-opening on June 30

 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan.

“The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely sharing our stunning site with the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan and the Greater Capital Region. We are delighted to have our doors open again.” states Cherise Elliott, Culture and Heritage Supervisor.

Museum staff have spent the past month preparing to safely welcome back guests and to ensure all heritage buildings and park spaces adhere to Covid-19 reopening guidelines and restrictions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Museum’s Association and the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s Covid-19 Pandemic Task Force.

To facilitate the best possible experience for visitors, the Fort Heritage Precinct is now offering touchless timed-ticket admission for all tours. Visitors will be able to purchase tickets, online, for one of three daily tour timeslots every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For timeslots and to purchase tickets go to historycentre.ca Tickets cost: $7 (all ages admission)

The museum has set aside time to accommodate pre-booked appointments for research requests, object donations and other specialized services every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fort Heritage Precinct’s gift shop and visitor information centre will be open from Tuesday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum will be closed July, 1 for Canada Day.

Through the collection, research, preservation, and interpretation of local history, we create an environment of inspiration for our regional community to discover the development of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas and its relevance to Western Canadian and Canadian History.

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 24,000 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in historic downtown.

 

 Media contact:

Cherise Elliott

Culture & Heritage Supervisor

City of Fort Saskatchewan

780-991-2342

Web: www.historycentre.ca / Twitter: @FortPrecinct / Instagram: @FortHeritagePrecinct Facebook: CityFortSask

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30

Posted on June 29, 2020EventsPress ReleaseUncategorised

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30   FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan. “The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely […]

History Centre Programs Full for the 2018/2019 school year

Posted on July 19, 2018Press ReleaseSessions

We are thrilled to announce that all 91 of our program dates for the 2018/2019 school year have now been booked! If you are still interested in booking a History Centre program for the 2018/2019 school year, please feel free to email museumprograms@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6635 to be added to our wait list. We are […]

Welcome to our new curator

Posted on July 19, 2018Press Release

Everyone at the Fort Heritage Precinct would like to extend a warm welcome to our new curator, Kyle Bjornson. Kyle has worked at a variety of heritage institutions throughout Canada and the USA and has a Master of Arts degree in Public History. Kyle is responsible for the management of the Fort Heritage Precinct’s collection including […]

Fort Heritage Precinct Edu-kits are perfect for your classroom!

Posted on June 14, 2018Press Release

Our Edu-kits are perfect for groups that are unable to visit the Fort Heritage Precinct but would still like to interact with Fort Saskatchewan’s history in a tangible, engaging way. Each Edu-kit, which includes a variety of historical items and artifacts, is designed to allow students to explore different facets of late 19th to early 20th century life […]

The Sheep Are Coming!

Posted on May 31, 2018Press Release

Yes, the Fort Saskatchewan sheep are coming.  The famous flock will be arriving on Saturday, July 2nd, as a part of the Legacy Park Family Festival. Thanks to Kathy, our shepherdess, and Rocky, one of her best sheepdogs, you can see them as they parade through Fort Saskatchewan, and meet and mingle with them at […]

Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival a Great Success

Posted on May 31, 2018EventsPress Release

We are happy to report that the “People of the North Saskatchewan Festival” on May 15th and 16th, 2018 was a resounding success. The Festival, which is put on annually by the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society, is a free event run primarily by volunteers that showcases Fort Saskatchewan’s history and the stories of the people […]

Exciting Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct Reach Completion

Posted on May 29, 2018Press Release

Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have continued in 2017 and 2018.  The parking lot at the Warden’s house was paved and improved with the addition of accessible parking stalls and ramps. Thanks to the new brick-coloured walkways that have been constructed, the site is easier than ever to navigate and visitors with strollers, walkers, […]

Additional Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Posted on May 25, 2017Press Release

New improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct will continue.  The Fort Heritage Precinct washrooms are now complete and open to the public. The parking lot at the Warden’s house will be improved, paved and made more accessible with the addition of mobility challenged parking stalls and ramps to the sidewalks. New trails throughout the site […]

History Centre Programming Registration Opens on June 2 at 9:00 am

Posted on May 25, 2015EventsPress ReleaseSessions

Welcome to the 2015/2016 season of the History Centre! The Curricular Programming Team is looking very forward to welcoming all of you to the Fort Heritage Precinct starting in October. Please Note: The fee for History Centre programs has increased from $300.00 to $325.00 per program, effective immediately. Together, the Edmonton and District Historical Society […]

We’ve Got a New Name!

Posted on November 10, 2014On The RoadPress ReleaseSessions

Hey History Fans! Welcome to Winter in Alberta… dry, cold, and (thankfully) full of history that is made perfect for an afternoon by a crackling woodstove. Speaking of said history, check out our exciting news! The Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site has a brand new, much shorter name! The museum is now called the […]

"Amazing learning connections were made between our study of past and present and your program. Lunch facilities were great. The games and hands on activities we played were so much fun. So many happy faces to be spending time in jail! The tour of village were also extremely well done. Again, the children were kept engaged and involved. The mock trial was great fun. I can’t say enough about your program It is absolutely fanstastic. Your staff does an outstanding job leading the children."